1. The cornerstone of his career is still Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets, to my mind the best true-crime book of all time, and one so rich in material that it provided fuel for two classic television series. But although he painstakingly researched it over a year of firsthand reporting, Simon himself appears nowhere in the narrative, confining himself to a brief author’s note at the end.

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    This article is trying to compare apples and pomegranates, but I’m totally on board with this assessment of Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets.

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